CIRCA Pays You The Highest Prices For Your Rolex Daytona

 
If you are looking to sell your Rolex Daytona, you’ve come to the right place. CIRCA needs your Rolex watch and will prove it with the best offer you can get. Read the stories of those who’ve sold to us below.

 

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Purchased in Hong Kong:
Rolex Daytona Everose Gold; 116505

 

Our client had mixed emotions about letting go of his Everose Daytona. He had worn it every day since his wife had given it to him on their tenth anniversary. “We’re divorced for more than two years now. I kept wearing it because… well, why wouldn’t I? But it’s already caused a fight with my new girlfriend.” We understood his appreciation of the watch, and his new paramour’s desire for a clean slate. But we had to side with her (wouldn’t you?) So we made the parting sweeter with our offer. He left with a check that will give him plenty of options for a replacement. For the watch that is!

 
 


 

Purchased in New York:
Rolex Daytona Yellow Gold; 116528

 

A client visiting our New York office brought in his Gold Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 116528. “I used to wear this at work but also on the golf course. Now all I wear is this Garmin.” He was sporting a black plastic Approach S10 GPS Golf watch. “My social calendar has been winding down, but this watch hasn’t. It’s in perfect condition and there’s no reason someone else wouldn’t want it.” When we wrote the check, we asked how he’d heard of us. “I noticed your ad in the Times, ‘Time is Money’, you say. I thought to myself I certainly have time these days. So I wondered about the money.”

 
 


 

Purchased in Boca Raton:
Rolex Daytona Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold; 116523

 

Is it sporty? Is it dressy? The answer for this two-tone Daytona is a resounding, “Yes.” Our client has sold us many of his watches through the years. This time he decided to part with a long time favorite. “I bought it because all my other watches were solid gold. And I was looking for a watch I could wear with jeans on the weekend.” While some might consider this their dress watch, it’s clear that others would see the 116523 as a sport watch. Not so, for our client who took a moment before selling it to us, to point out that this was his “Sunday driving watch”. We on the other hand, took a moment to point out how our offer had left the other watch buyers he had visited “by the side of the road”.

 
 


 

Purchased in Madrid:
Rolex Daytona Stainless Steel; 16520

 

Our client, a professional labor relations negotiator, has quite the watch collection. “I like them all but only wear a few favorites. This one hasn’t seen the light of day for a few years.” He slid the 16520 across the desk for an offer. He had been to us before and knew he would be back again. We did too. These stainless Daytona’s have never been worth more. We wrote down what we’d pay so he could contemplate the number. As can be the case, he asked, “Is that your best?” We knew the watch well, but still, we have such a strong demand for the model that a question like that can cause self doubt. “We’d love to go even higher. But that’s the best we can do.” When he got up to leave, we thought he wouldn’t sell. But then he asked, “Well, where’s the check?” Well played sir. Well played.

 
 


 

Purchased in New York:
Rolex Daytona Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold; 116523 & 116520

 

Some may prefer a GMT or perhaps a WorldTime model, but wearing the Rolex Daytona steel and gold WITH the all steel version? Maybe not, but talk about Dualtime! We can often buy the same watch at the same time in a different city. It’s always fun to see what comes in.

 
 


 

Purchased in Palm Beach:
Rolex Daytona Stainless Steel; 16520

 

Our client received this early 90’s steel Daytona as a gift some 25 years ago. “She’s been out of my life for a while. And frankly, this was the only decent thing she left me.” He chose a very good time for a karmic cleanse. Prices for pre-owned Daytonas have ramped up since the start of the year and we are always on the lookout for Rolex sport watches. This one had scratches and showed tons of wear and tear. We loved the authenticity of the watch and showed it in our offer – an offer that was accepted. But you knew that already. Didn’t you?

 
 


 

Purchased in Chicago:
Rolex Daytona Stainless Steel; 116520

 

When our client came into our Chicago office he brought a number of pocket watches with him, all in 14 karat with names like Elgin and Croton displayed in black Cyrillic on white ceramic. Some of them were hunter cases, others barely protected by the glass crystal. We made our offer for the group, but our client seemed disappointed. We asked, “Did you have an expectation?” He explained how he’d been elsewhere so he knew what they were worth. He just needed to reach a higher price. “What’s that on your wrist?” we asked eyeing his Daytona. “I never thought about it. Of course, you guys would buy it.” When he heard our revised offer, including this 116520 he smiled. “Expectations exceeded!” And shook our hand for good measure.

 
 


 

Purchased in San Francisco:
Rolex Daytona Yellow Gold; 116508

 

Our San Francisco Director purchased this Daytona Cosmograph, from a woman who said she’s been wearing men’s Rolexes “since before it was cool”. She told us that her friends all wore girly watches – the twenty-4, the pearlmaster, even the Ballon Bleu, but this watch has power, “and that’s what’s truly sexy.” We were wondering about her analysis and decided to try it on for ourselves. “Nope.” But still, we bought it.

 
 


 

Purchased in Barcelona:
Rolex Daytona Stainless Steel; 16520

 

CIRCA is determined to buy your Rolex Daytona. With strong demand this may be the best time for you to sell. All steel sport models have seen a resurgence, but the Rolex cosmograph leads the way. Our client brought his back after we had made him an offer for it 5 years ago. He was expecting to get less for it than what we had offered at that time, but was pleasantly surprised when we could actually pay more. “I thought prices were lower today and also the watch is older.” he lamented. True. But not in this case (pun intended). Not today.

 
 


 

Purchased in Bethesda:
Rolex Daytona Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold; 16523

 

If you look closely at this steel and gold Daytona, you can see it’s well worn. It started out as a watch for special occasions, but ultimately morphed into everyday wear. Our client, trying to get the most he could for a prized possession, introduced the following concept, “While It might not be the original Paul Newman that sold for nearly $18,000,000, if you want to buy it, this one comes with naming rights.” Hmmmmm.

 
 


 

Purchased in Palm Beach:
Rolex Daytona White Gold; 116509

 

“I wanted the steel version but my local Rolex retailer didn’t have any. He said he’d put me on a waitlist if I wanted, but I got the sense it was never gonna happen. I get the way these things work, so I took him up on it – AND bought this one. In essence I paid nearly three times as much for the same watch. No one knows it’s gold but me and truth is I’ve enjoyed it ever since. Four years later, my retailer actually calls and tells me my watch is in. I couldn’t believe it. So here I am. I’ll take the haircut and finally get the steel one I really want.” When he heard our price though, he was pleasantly surprised. “Jeez, that was wasn’t so bad.” Selling your Daytona should never be bad – not to CIRCA anyway.

 
 


 

Purchased in Bethesda:
Rolex Daytona Everose Gold; 16515

 

Our client, a successful hedge fund manager recently decided to leave that world to tutor underprivileged teens in math. “My career had afforded me all kinds of opportunities, but the best by far, was the opportunity to leave all that behind for what I truly love.” Since then he explained, he hadn’t often found the desire to wear his Everose Rolex Daytona 16515. “I loved wearing this watch. It’s funny to me now – what I used to consider important.” After he accepted our offer, he smiled, “I’m sure someone else will find pleasure in it. I’ve come to realize that’s not where I find mine.” In our line of work, we have to make sure that the pieces we buy are authentic. And while not everyone’s path is that of our client’s, as far as we could see he’s certainly the genuine article.

 
 


 

Purchased in San Francisco:
Rolex Daytona Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold; 16523

 

Our client brought in this steel and gold Daytona. “I bought it fifteen years ago with my first commission.” “What line of work are you in?” we asked. He handed us his business card which revealed the eponymous San Francisco real estate firm that matched with his own name. “A good friend of mine sold three of his watches to you a few weeks ago and said it was a great experience. I thought I’d see what I could get.” We know a good property when we see one, and set a price no reasonable seller would turn down. “In my business everything has to be run through an attorney, you just write a check?” “The best deals are the simple ones.” we offered. “I wish all of my deals were this pleasant.” “As you probably know, it all boils down to finding the right buyer.”

 
 


 

Purchased in New York:
Rolex Daytona Stainless Steel; 116520

 

This 116520 Rolex Daytona came in through our mail-in program. Previous to our offer, our client had asked if we could provide an idea as to what we’d pay pending an inspection. While there are many factors that could increase or decrease an actual offer, we can get pretty tight to right on watches we buy regularly. While every watch goes through a quick inspection upon receipt, our client was impressed when our offer was quickly confirmed. “As advertised.” he stated as he agreed to our offer. “I thought when it came time for an ACTUAL offer, I was gonna hear a story.” No. We save our stories for Instagram.

 
 


 

Purchased in Barcelona:
Rolex Daytona Stainless Steel; 116520

 

For a brand that produces an abundance of iconic watches, the Daytona may be Rolex’s single most recognizable product. The name “Daytona” was at first the nickname given to the Cosmograph after Rolex sponsored the famous race in 1962. It wasn’t until 1965 however, that it first appeared on the watch itself. This version is more recent, of course. Each iteration of the design is highly sought after, with some variations reaching concept shattering values. We were all too pleased to shatter our client’s expectations, who understood and delighted in the boldness with which we approached our offer.

 

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